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2023 Indian Festivals: Here is the List of Famous Festivals

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2023 Indian Festivals: Here is the List of Famous Festivals

India is a land of festivals and occasion of joy. Every yeasr thousands of festivals are celebrated all over the country. Each one is unique, representing the spirit of the region, its culture, and its people. Some of the major festivals celebrated in India include Dussehra, Diwali, Navratri, Durga Puja, Ganesh Chaturthi, Eid, Christmas, Onam, and New Year’s Eve. Each of the festivals brings its own set of rituals, customs, and celebrations and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor. Some are celebrated in honor of deities while others are meant to commemorate important historical events. The festivities include colorful processions, music and dance performances, fireworks display, and feasts.

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People exchange gifts, sweets, and greetings with their friends and family members during these festivals.

Moreover, every state in India has its own set of festivals that may be celebrated on a local or regional level as well. These festivals bring people of different cultures, religions, and backgrounds together, thereby promoting unity in diversity.

These festivals bring people together from all walks of life in celebration of an age-old tradition that continues to this day. Here is the 12 months Indian festivals 2023 list along with date 

List of Famous Festivals of India Month-wise: 2023 Indian Calendar

January 2023 Festivals

New Year   January 1
Swami Vivekanand Jayanti   January 12
Lohri   January 13
Makar Sankranti  January 15
Pongal  January 15
Sankranti  January 15
Magh Bihu   January 15
Vasant Panchami, Saraswati Puja and Republic Day  January 26
Ratha Saptami  January 28
Bhishma Ashtami  January 28

February 2023 Festivals:

Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Thaipusam  February 5
Janki Jayanti   February 14
Maha Shivratri  February 18

March 2023 Festivals

Holika Dahan  March 6
Dhulandi Holi   March 7, 2023
Basoda / Sheetla Ashtami  March 14
Ugadi (New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh)  March 22
Gudi Padva  March 22
Chaitra Navratri Begins  March 22
Hindi New Year  March 22
Cheti Chand  March 23
Gangaur / Gauri Teej   March 24
Ram Navami  March 30

April 2023 Festivals

Hanuman Jayanti   April 6
Chithirai 1 (Tamil New Year)  April 14
Vishu (Kerala New Year)  April 15
New Year in Bengal and Assam  April 15
Akshaya Tritiya  April 22
Ganga Saptami  April 26
Sita Navami  April 29

May 2023 Festivals

Narasimha Jayanti  May 4
Shanti Jayanti  May 19
Ganga Dussehra  May 30
Nirjala Ekadasi  May 31

June 2023 Festivals

Vat Purnima Vrat  June 3
Puri Rath Yatra  June 20

July 2023 Festivals

Vyasa Purnima, Guru Purnima  July 3

August 2023 Festivals

Independence Day   August 15
Hariyali Teej  August 19
Nag Panchami  August 21
Varalakshmi Puja  August 25
Onam/ Thiruvonam  August 29
Raksha Bandhan  August 30, 2023
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September 2023 Festivals

Kajari Teej   September 2
Teacher’s Day   September 5
Sri Krishna Janmashtami  September 6/7
Vishwakarma Puja   September 17
Hartalika Teej  September 18
Ganesh Chaturthi  September 19
Rishi Panchami  September 20
Radha Ashtami  September 22
Ganesh Visarjan/ Anant Chaturdashi, Eid Milad Ul Nabi   September 28
Pitru Paksha Shradh begins  September 29

October 2023 Festivals

Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti and Gandhi Jayanti   October 2
Pitru Paksha Shradh ends on  October 14
Mahalaya  October 14
Navratri Begins  October 15
Durga Puja begins  October 21
Durga Ashtami  October 22
Durga Maha Navami  October 23
Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra October 24 (Navratri ends)
Kojagiri Purnima/Sharad Purnima  October 28

November 2023 Festivals

Karva Chauth  November 1
Ahoi Ashtami  November 5
Dhanteras  November 10
Narak Chaturdashi  November 12
Deepavali in South India   November 12
Diwali   November 12
Lakshmi Puja   November 12
Gujarati New Year   November 14
Bali Pratipada   November 14
Bhau Beej   November 15
Yama Dwitiya   November 15
Sabarimala Mandala Kalam begins  November 16, 2023
Chhath Puja   November 19
Devutthana Ekadashi   November 23
Soorasamharam/Skanda Sashti   November 19
Tulsi Puja & Tulsi Vivah   November 24
Dev Diwali   November 26

December 2023 Festivals

Kalbhairav Jayanti / Kal Bhairav Ashtami  December 5
Vivah Panchami   December 17
Gita Jayanti   December 22
Christmas   December 25
Sri Dattatreya Jayanti   December 26